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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 104–108.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Barbara Prézeau-Stephenson Small Axe Incorporated 2005 On Mario Benjamin Barbara Prézeau-Stephenson n the New World, the baroque aesthetic takes a particular form. As a sensibility, it has been incorrectly defi ned as excessive ornamentation. Th e baroque sensibility came to...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 227–243.
Published: 01 November 2013
... the artist. This essay looks closely at one collaborative and two solo works by Mario Benjamin to explore the impact that commissioning projects has had on the development of a body of contemporary Haitian art represented as focusing on localistic catastrophe. In each case, the essay juxtaposes...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 78–89.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Rose Réjouis This essay compares Sigmund Freud and Walter Benjamin to argue that the most creative way of engaging with an elusive mode of meaning within any cultural source is to provide a tertium quid , a new “supplementary legibility” present neither in the source culture nor in the target...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 105–110.
Published: 01 October 2006
...Dionne Benjamin-Smith Small Axe Incorporated 2006 The Pink Elephant in the Room Dionne Benjamin-Smith Black Crab Pledge of Allegiance From afar, you recognize this piece as representing the Bahamian flag. When you come near, you realize there are other things going on. In the...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 53–57.
Published: 01 October 2008
...Mario Benjamin ©2008 Small Axe Incorporated. All rights reserved. 2008 Mario Benjamin Untitled 54 | SX27 • Untitled SX27 • October 2008 • Mario Benjamin | 55 56 | SX27 • Untitled SX27 • October 2008 • Mario...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 17–34.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Daniel Benjamin This essay argues that M. NourbeSe Philip’s 2008 book-length poem Zong! offers aesthetic experience as an undetermined exposure toward communality. As readers, we are not merely consuming the poem, which emerges from Philip’s reading of a 1781 court decision regarding a slave...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 94–104.
Published: 01 October 2008
... the past two decades, situating developments in their socioeconomic and political context and considering them in relation to the international art trade. Central to the study is the work of Mario Benjamin, Maxence Denis, and Edouard Duval Carrié, but sections of the article are also devoted to women...
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Small Axe (2011) 15 (3 (36)): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2011
... the point of view of the fallen, the vanquished, that doubts the self- congratulatory triumphalism of the Hegelian story. This is a conception of history associated with the German philosophic critic Walter Benjamin, who committed suicide on the French- Spanish border in September 1940 to avoid...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 113–128.
Published: 01 March 2016
... anticolonialism blackness sociality I shall command the islands to be. —Aimé Césaire, “Lost Body” We groped for coherence and failed. —Sylvia Wynter, “Creole Criticism: A Critique” In his 1924–25 essay “Goethe's Elective Affinities ,” Walter Benjamin draws on a curious concept of life. He...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 186–188.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., Architecture, and Planning. Her books include Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History (2009), Thinking Past Terror: Islamism and Critical Theory on the Left (2003), Dreamworld and Catastrophe: The Passing of Mass Utopia in East and West (2000), The Dialectics of Seeing: Walter Benjamin and the Arcades...
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Small Axe (2004) 8 (1 (15)): 43–62.
Published: 01 March 2004
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 18–33.
Published: 01 November 2019
... country’s collective social decay and psyche of violence, viewed as impediments to social and economic advancement. In March 2015, several months into conducting my ethnographic fieldwork in Guyana, the dismembered body of Samantha Benjamin, a US-based Afro-Guyanese woman, was discovered between the...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (2): 205–208.
Published: 01 September 2005
... CONTRIBUTORS Mario Benjamin was born in Port-au-Prince in 1964. A self-taught artist, he is one of the most important artists to have emerged in Haiti since the 1980s. Since his fi rst exhibition in 1983, he has become one of the leading fi gures of the Haitian avant-garde, experimenting...
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Small Axe (2005) 9 (1): 150–152.
Published: 01 March 2005
...: Topics in Black Political Th ought, is to be published in 2005. Geoffrey Philp is the author the novel Benjamin, My Son (2003), the collection of ssmallmall aaxexe short stories Uncle Obadiah and the Alien (1997), and four...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 169–177.
Published: 01 March 2015
... Trinidadian artist Christopher Cozier's drawing The Castaway appears on the cover of Crichlow's book and could be interpreted as a Caribbean version of Benjamin's Angel of Progress: a dark wingless angel floating in the ocean, staked to a map/sail but becalmed by the stilled winds of (post)colonial time...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 202–204.
Published: 01 July 2014
..., Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human (2014). Currently he is working on two projects. The first, “Modernity Hesitant: The Civilizational Diagnostics of W. E. B. Du Bois and Walter Benjamin,” tracks the different ways these thinkers imagine the marginal as central to the workings of modern...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 263–280.
Published: 01 March 2013
... inclusion intrinsic to the modern nation, here, Garvey's black empire. As Walter Benjamin suggests, the camera as a tool of mass movements also occasioned the opportunity for “cognitive and perceptual transformation.” 15 “If one considers,” wrote Benjamin in the second version of his “Work of Art” essay...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (2): 40–60.
Published: 01 June 2006
... this sense, Paula Burnett is particularly acute in closing the circle Homi Bhabha’s discussion of Walcott leaves open, reminding us that Walcott’s vessel trope draws on Walter Benjamin’s earlier conception of the dynamics of translation:2 1. Derek Walcott, “The Antilles: Fragments of...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 45–62.
Published: 01 June 2008
... form in another era. Walter Benjamin writes that the chronicler “who recites events without distinguishing between major and minor ones acts in accordance with the following truth: nothing that has ever happened should be regarded as lost for history. . . . Only for a redeemed...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 113–124.
Published: 01 November 2013
... novel, Zonzon tête carrée , came out. Here she further develops this technique of writing in French in the presence of creole orality, turning it into an exploration of translatability that rather diversifies the desired ideal of sameness. 6 In his famous essay on translation, Walter Benjamin...